“I don’t believe it is possible for the Libertarian Party to use TV”.
By Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, Chair
Freedom Interactive TV Networks Association, Inc.
There are probably numerous reasons the Libertarian National Committee and Libertarian candidates from local to presidential do not have their own TV shows. Strangely enough, however, we don’t know what these perceived reasons are because not one Libertarian has returned a call to us in thirty-eight years.
Libertarians could believe, “TV is too Expensive”; “the liberals who dominate the airways won’t let us on”; “corporate fascist media won’t let us on”; or, “there are no libertarians in media.” We can’t say because all we ever got was a shuffle off to a functionary who did not return calls or emails.
So how did Bill Clinton overturn the most popular (89%) sitting president in history on a budget of $50,000 starting in late March 1992? Curious? You are about to find out.
Sometimes these wrinkles in history hold amazing insights. This is such a wrinkle.
1992 was the year the most likely Democratic candidates hung back from running because of the awe-inspiring popularity President George H. W. Bush then enjoyed.
The Emmy-worthy performance of Hillary on 60 minutes, as good as that was, was not good enough to stem the flow of questions and the drop in donations to the Clinton Campaign. It was looking grim, with Jerry Brown, a late entry, coming up fast. SEE The Real Story (bottom of the page)